Monday, December 21, 2009
The Aug/Sept 1977 issue of Photo-Forum featured many cool shots by Murray Cammick presented under the title "Flash Cars". In May of 77 NZ Hot Rod also featured 3 pages of these shots. At the time Murray was a design and layout man for Photo-Forum and had recently co-founded the new rock music newspaper Rip It Up. The Flash Cars collection documents Auckland's Queen Street scene as it really was. Murray insisted on using nothing but a 50mm lens without flash to avoid exageration of the cars shapes or disturbing the people and reflections that add so much to these shots.
Check back for more from Murray's Flash Cars collection.
This shot features 1960 Fairlane with familiar faces from the time. Anyone recognise these dudes?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
1949 Ariel Square Four 1000 Mark 1 - I could look at this picture for hours, perfect lines. The SQ4 engine in this Ariel was the bench mark for smoothness and power in its day and heavily influenced the design of early Jap four cylinder machines. Aluminium barrels and heads lightened things up considerably. Ariel was sold to BSA in 1951.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A decade ago I took to the road with NZ rock behemoth Head Like A Hole, roadieing on what would be their final "Head Like A Holden Tour".
Now, I can't remember anything about that, but in March this year after a slight delay due to an incident with a foot and an axe, they re-formed for a national tour. I can't remember much about that either, but I did take some pictures. We have a feature in issue one of OnePercent but in the meantime here's a small taste.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Here’s a shot from last year’s Scroungers Hot Rod Blowout – man what a RAD day. We have a feature on this event in the first issue of OnePercent Magazine coming out in February – just in time for the next Blowout! This year the Scroungers have a special guest attending – legendary hot rod artist and a member of the Burbank Choppers Keith Weesner. The jungle drums suggest there’s more suprises to come too. We’ll let you know when we’re allowed to let you know we know. This car has some serious history, first imported to NZ in the early 70’s from Canada by Robin Unkovich, its been featured on the cover of NZ Hot Rod two or three times and has been set up with various engines including big and small block chev and flathead as well as this 392 Hemi/GMC 671 combo. The car was campaigned by various people including John Cole, Peter Dore and Colin Prouse but has been owned by Malcolm Turner and Chris Piaggi for the last decade. Fastest car in the country for a while there. My pants are getting tight.
One of the most stressful things in modern life is parking. When you’re exposed to stressful events (parking) over which you have no control (parking) your body releases some crazy shit called corticosteroids. If this goes on long enough, it leads to structural changes in your brain. Your working and spatial memory gets impaired bro. In short, Parking is making your noggin go all FUCKY. As you’ll see from the evidence above, this manifests itself in all kinds of ways.